Lori Belter

Get Outside: Rules of the Road for Biking

We're so happy it's finally bike weather out there. 

Our area provides a plethora of opportunities for enjoying the scenery, and hopping on our bike is one of our favorites. But before you head out for a ride in our beautiful Northwest Corner of CT, it’s important to know the rules of the road, they were designed to help keep cyclists safe. 

If you are riding on the road, behave like a car. Sometimes there can be animosity between drivers and cyclists, perhaps because some cyclists take liberties with their bicycles by riding two or three wide, ignoring traffic lights, or switching between the road and crosswalks. Yes, cyclists have a right to the road, but most laws state they must follow the rules that apply to cars, including riding with the direction of traffic, stopping at stop signs and lights, and yielding to pedestrians. Be sure to stay as far to the right as safely possible, maintain as straight a line as possible, and avoid swerving around objects.  Be predictable so cars know what to expect.

Safety is crucial, especially if you are riding with small children. Wearing a helmet and being highly visible are most important - wear bright/reflective clothing and be sure you have front and back lights and reflectors, particularly if you are riding at dawn or dusk (these can be fantastic times to get out on the road). A little caution will help you to stay safe while sharing the road.

Check out the Harlem Valley Rail Trail for some great local routes.  

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    Rip Van Winkle: The Musical at HVRHS on March 14-16, 2019!

    Rip Van Winkle: The Musical marks the 16th annual musical for the Housatonic Musical Theatre Society at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

    With 90% of the funding for the musical provided through ticket sales, sponsorships, and fundraising events, this year’s show features 40 students onstage, including students from Region One elementary schools, accompanied by a live orchestra, all helping to bring this new musical to life for four performances only, March 14-16 2019.

    Created by Michael Berkeley and Ray Roderick with music and lyrics by Michael Berkeley, family, home, and what’s best about life -- tailor-made for the whole family in the great tradition of The Music ManRip Van Winkle brings new life to the Washington Irving tale through heartfelt, tuneful music, comedy, rousing dance, and a little gnomish mischief.

    Tickets ($15 for adults, $10 for seniors/students/children) may be purchased at the door, online at HMTS.org, and at the Salisbury, Sharon, and Kent pharmacies.

    Best & Cavallaro has been a proud sponsor of the Housatonic Musical Theatre Society since its inception sixteen years ago.

     

     

     

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      March 15-17: THE KING AND I!

      The King And I marks the 15th annual musical for the Housatonic Musical Theatre Society at Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

      With 90% of the funding for the musical provided through ticket sales, sponsorships, and fundraising events, this year’s show features 40 students onstage, including 16 students from Region One elementary schools, all helping to bring The King And I to life for four performances only, March 15-17, 2018, accompanied by a live, 15-piece orchestra.

      Winner of five Tony Awards, when it opened in 1952, and numerous additional awards with each revival, The King And I is a Rodgers & Hammerstein favorite, featuring songs that have become beloved classics: Getting To Know You, I Whistle A Happy Tune, Shall We Dance, and Hello, Young Lovers.

      Tickets ($15 for adults, $10 for seniors/students/children) may be purchased at the door, online at HMTS.org, and at the Salisbury, Sharon, and Kent pharmacies.

      Best & Cavallaro has been a proud sponsor of the Housatonic Musical Theatre Society since its inception fifteen years ago.

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